Thyroid Health

Thyroid and Menopause Symptoms

The Link Between Thyroid and Menopause Symptoms

Are you one of those women who scan magazines at the check out counter, reading the headlines about thyroid, wondering if that’s the reason you might be gaining weight (or unable to lose it) or not feeling like yourself? Or are you sure it’s just perimenopause? Every day at my clinic I see more and […]

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The Great Fluoride Myth

One of the great things about being a health care practitioner for more than three decades is that I get to see exciting new research and development emerge –- and also witness the medical and scientific communities retract mistakes and give credence to things that were dismissed years ago. Remember when butter was “bad” and […]

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Should I Get My Thyroid Checked?

Almost twenty years ago, the American College of Physicians, a pretty conservative organization, stunned the medical community by issuing a guideline that women over 50 should have their thyroid tested at least once every five years. At that time, most physicians thought that they could diagnose thyroid problems themselves and that testing guidelines were unnecessary. […]

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underactive thyroid

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) Support for Women

Have you been hearing a lot about thyroid imbalances lately? More and more often these days, when women experience problems like increased fatigue, loss of concentration and weight gain, the first thing that comes to mind is “it must be my thyroid.” But what does that really mean? The thyroid gland regulates your metabolism, which […]

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Hypothyroid Symptoms

Hypothyroidism is the medical term for a sluggish thyroid. It can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including: Severe fatigue, loss of energy Weight gain, difficulty losing weight Depression and depressed mood Joint and muscle pain, headaches Dry skin, brittle nails Brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss Irregular periods, PMS symptoms Breast milk formation […]

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Thyroid Health and Selenium

Have you heard much about selenium? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is no; selenium is one of nature’s best kept secrets! We only need small amounts of this amazing mineral, but it has huge effects on our health. Selenium protects us against many health problems associated with the aging process, such as osteoarthritis […]

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Can Your Thyroid Be Affected By Stress?

 The brain controls both the adrenal and thyroid glands  How stress affects your thyroid gland  Tips for improving thyroid and adrenal health It’s nearly impossible to avoid stress in our lives. It comes at us from so many directions – work, family, friends. We try to squeeze so many things into a day that we […]

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Alternative Hypothyroidism Treatment

Traditional medicine is great for treating serious disease, but often these practitioners aren’t looking at the whole picture.  Alternative practitioners, like those of us in functional medicine, try to resolve the underlying causes of poor health rather than simply treating symptoms. In our experience, alternative hypothyroidism treatment can often reverse suboptimal thyroid function well before […]

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